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Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 8:00pm EDT
will be examineing the impact of that boom and our tom traveled to texas, the home of the country' number one oil and gas-productiogas-producingstate. >> in the center of texas not so long ago this was a quiet farming and a cross road of the oil and gas home in south texas. that boom has opinion sunday night. >> there's an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as epbgish. >> translator: >> we've benefited quite a bit. we have a lot of oil companies that have helped us as well as other businesses. a will the of people are moving here from all over texas. >> reporter: it's been more than a century since texas saw their first oil gusher. with new hydraulic technology t drillers are exploring the deep shale as never before. texas doubles its crude production from two decades of falling output if it was considered an independent nation texas would rank the highest and kuwait and venezuela on the oil raising state. texas was able to escape the worst of the great recession while u.s. jobs grew by 1% in the last five years the oil an gas industry increase peud 40%. those paychecks a
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 4:00pm EDT
saw the price of west texas intermediate crude oil go up $6 per barrel in comparison to the week previous and gasoline futures went up $15. and so those are some pretty huge price jumps. we have seen the petroleum markets drop a little bit since then. there's a lot of concern and prices at the pump have been going up. on the other hand, things aren't as bad as they were a year ago. in fact, if people can remember labor day back in 2012, the national average is $3.83 per gallon. so, you know, it's a lot cheaper than a year ago but you can expect to see higher prices in the days ahead. >> michael, i appreciate it. have a great labor day weekend. michael green with aaa with us. stay tuned. more news in just a moment here on al-jazeera. saudi arabia for that. ♪ make >>> hello again, everyone, i'm tony harris. here is the latest from al-jazeera. president obama addressed the topic of military intervention in syria today. he says he has not made a final decision but the u.s. is considering a, quote, limited narrow act. the president made it clear he considered syria's use of chemical
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 9:00am EDT
northern iraq where many of ending up. >> i'm tom ackermann in texas where oil is help to go fuel america's economic recovery. >> we'll have all the action in sports. but should you be made aware if you are consuming them. that's next on "consider this." >> welcome back. britain will not back any military intervention in syria. germany has also ruled itself out, but france maybe willing to play a a role. the united states is not backing down ands it will continue to build international support for action in the country. >> protests are happening in egypt, despite government security forces closing masks and shutting off parts of cairo, supporters were urged to take to the streets. back to our top story, syria. i'm joined from syria. good to have you with us. what is your reaction to the no vote coming out of the u.k. parliament? >> well, we obviously are very pleased that parliament takes a stand on an issue like this. we have been calling for a very long time for political dialogue. we don't think that a military solution is at all possible in this conflict, and therefore, give m
Al Jazeera America
Aug 30, 2013 6:00am EDT
from texas the number one state for oil and gas production. >> reporter: midday in the once sleepy center of texas, not so long ago this was a quiet farming town and now it's a cross road of the oil and gas drilling boom in south texas. that boom has been good for the family restaurant run by daisy barahas and one of many people drawn to an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as english. >> we benefitted quite a bit because we have a lot of oil companies and they helped us as well as other businesses. a lot of people are moving here from all over texas. >> reporter: it's been more than a century since texas saw the first oil gusher making america the world's leading producer until eclipsed by the middle east. they are exploding the shall gas deposits as never before. texas doubled the crude production a sharp reversal from the two decades of falling out put and if it were independent nation texas would rank behind kuwait and venezuela and they escaped the great recession and u.s. jobs grew 1% in the last 5 years the oil and gas industry increased by 40%. those paychecks are
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 8:00am EDT
soldiers in 2009. aljazeera is live in fort hood, texas. height de, given that hassan has basically put forward no defense and confessed to the today, only one gite would make punishment. there must be an aggravated factor, multiple killings unanimous on all of those findings. >> thank you, heidi. san diego's embattled mayor bob filner could step down today. filner has reportedly agreed to resign as part of a deal to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit. filner's lawyers issued a statement confirming that a settlement had been reached but declined to reveal details of the terms. 17 women accused him of inappropriate behavior. attorney gloria allred represents one of the accusers. >> i would like to see a resignation without conditions and without the taxpayers being forced to make a gift of public funds to him in order for him to resign. >> earlier, we spoke with our stephanie stanton who said it is just a matter of procedure. >> the city council will meet in closed session and are expected to approve that resolution at which point bob filner is expected to formally step down. we did
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 6:00pm EDT
school at texas a&m university. ambassador crocker, good to talk to you. from the speech today from the secretary of state, have we reached a point where the politics have moved ahead of the actual investigation? >> i think the push for military action is clearly growing, and in terms of the investigation, as secretary kerry noted, what the inspectors may be able to determine is whether chemical weapons were used. the secretary said they will not take a position on who used them. so i think we can all kind of o here. the rebels don't have this type of equipment, and the regime does. the investigation will tell us what we know. chemical agents were used. they won't tell us who used them. >> the secretary also mentioned that the united states has evidence of this attack, evidence that may not be in the hands or won't get to the hands of the investigators. before any action is taken, does the case need to be made? the evidencary case need to be a made in terms of putting all cards on the table. >> i think it needs to be made. it's been apparent since the day of the attack that chemical age
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 8:00pm EDT
ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer for america tonight. i grew up in a very large, loud indian family. they very much taught me how to have a voice, and from a very young age i loved writing, and i love being able to tell other people stories. the way to do good journalism is to really do your research, to know your story, to get the facts right, and to get to know the people involved in your story. america tonight and al jazeera america, it's a perfect place for that to happen. >>> a judge has let the jury go home early and deliberations will resume on freye in nidal hassan's court-martial. heidi joe castro has more from fort hood, texas. >> reporter: his silence didn't surprise anyone. the army major gave no closing argument. he said all along, he's the killer. >> it's exceedingly rare where you have the prosecution and the defense agreeing to the defense's guilt. >> reporter: chris jenks said the jury will find hassan guilty. the panel of 13 senior officers is now behind closed doors. they are looking through 1700 pieces of information in
Al Jazeera America
Aug 26, 2013 11:00am EDT
texas is going to be wrestling with for army major nadal hassan. he was convicted friday in the fort hood shooting spree back in 2009. 13 people killed and 14 people injured in that attack. heidi joe joins us on the fencing face. >> reporter: court is still in session. hassan is in the courtroom, and what stands out most is his demeanor. it's not changed at all since before he was convicted as a mass murderer. now, he is still sitting in that wheelchair. he's dressed in camo uniform. he has that beard. and to give you a picture of how unaffected he appears. he got into a brief discussion with the government about how to calculate his initial date in the service with the military. none of the content of that argument really matter, but the fact that he just talked about it like this was any other day, that really stood out. dell, this isn't any other day. this is when this jury, 13 military officers, will determine if he lives or dies. the judge cautioned him not to continue to represent himself. and hassan said he still wants to be his own lawyer. at this point, dell, i don't know if
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 5:00am EDT
american's surge in oil production made a new global price shock. i'm tom acreman in texas. that story coming up. on techknow, our scientists bring you a sneak-peak of the future, and take you behind the scenes at our evolving world. techknow - ideas, invention, life. america. >>> welcome back. the last of the u.n. chemical weapons inspectors have left syria can and have driven across the border to beirut in neighboring lebanon. the department describes the chemical weapon attack as a challenge for world. he's considering a narrative response. six people died in protest on friday. 190 others were wounded. back to our top story now the crisis in syria. joining me live in london. he's editor and chief. president obama described the suspected chemical weapons attack in syria as a challenge to the world. is it a challenge to the world? >> no. it is a challenge in the least. it is a challenge to oh the syrian, hezbollah and in a way russia. what he's going to achieve by this narrow ma. -rb mmanipulative fight,when prn 1998 as revenge for naorobi, what happened is osama took revenge th
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 5:00am EDT
13 soldiers at fort hood in texas four years ago. >>> japan considers re-opening its nuclear power plants in the wake of the fukushima disaster. >>> we report from yemen where children under the age of 5 don't have enough food. >>> barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he's not yet made a decision. that's after appeals by united nations chiefs to hold off carrying out any strike. u.n. secretary-general moon says weapons inspectors will leave syria on saturday, and must be allowed to complete their work. obama says the aim of any military action would be to deter future chemical weapons attacks. >> if, in fact, we can take limited, tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of, you know, iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we were saying in a clear and decisive but very limited way, we send a shot across the bow saying, stop doing this, that can have a positive impact on our national security over the long term and may have a positive impact in the sense chemical w
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 8:00am EDT
-year-old before his punishment is handed down. live with us from the texas army post is heidi zhou-castro. hassan admitted to the shootings, but has he shown remorse since the proceedings began? >> no remorse whatsoever. he was emotionalless. yesterday as we heard one after another, family members of the victims talking about their unmeasurable loss. hassan declined to cross those relatives, using that soft spoken measured voice. now, there was any indication of what was going on underneath that masked exterior, he did ask for frequent breaks between the testimony, perhaps some sign of disquiet. meanwhile, elsewhere in the courtroom, you couldn't find one pair of dry eyes, because this testimony was so moving. we heard about children growing up without their fathers, we heard from one man who lost not only his daughter, but also the grandchild that was in her womb, so obviously, very moving, heart-breaking testimony that appeared to move everyone in the courtroom, everyone but hassan. morgan. >> you mentioned this emotional testimony. what's the likelihood hassan will be sentenced
ABC
Aug 8, 2013 6:30am EDT
breaking news out of texas for you this morning. four people are dead, four others hurt in a shooting rampage near dallas and one of its suburbs. we learned in the past half hour the suspect is now in police custody. they're saying they're not releasing the name, including any connection he has to the victims. police say, however, the man was looking for his ex- girlfriend, so when he went to one of the houses, she wasn't there. two people were found dead inside, two others injured. police say the alleged gunman then went to a second home 15 minutes away and opened fire there. two people died in that house, two others hurt. we're going to stay on this story throughout the course of the morning. also you will hear more about it on "good morning america." for the very latest in breaking news, you can always stay with us on twitter at abc 2 news hashtag gmm. >>> 6:45 right now. demonstrations, public outcry and passionate pleas in front of city council did very little for those who are against a tax break for a developer in harbor east. many say this is a bad deal for people who
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 3:00am EDT
, texas, four years ago. >>> in yemen, children do not have enough field. [ bells ringing ] and the united states remembers martin luther king and his dream of racial equality 15 years on. >> barack obama says the u.s. military has presented him with options for strikes against syria, but he has not yet made a decision. he's coming increasing pressure from the u.n. and russia to hold off. they want u.n. monitors currently inside syria to complete their investigations into a suspected chemical weapons attack last week. obama said the aim of the military reaction would be to deter future chemical weapon attacks. >> obama: if in fact, we can take limited tailored approaches, not getting drawn into a long conflict, not a repetition of iraq, which i know a lot of people are worried about, but if we're saying in a clear and decisive but limited way that we send a shot across the bow saying stop doing this, that could have a positive impact on our national security over the long term, and may have a positive impact in the sense that chemical weapons are not used again on innocent civilia c
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 1:00pm EDT
reconvene for closing statement and deliberations. heidi jo castro, al jazeera, fort hood, texas. >> a sensing is underway in the case of staff sergeant bales. bales has pleaded guilty to murders and they want him to face life behind bars. we're live in washington. so, alan, this has been really an emotional case, as you can imagine, talking about civilians and children who were killed. tell us about some ofhe injuries of some of the children who were brought into the medical center of that forward operating base. once again just a grizzly play by play that he did of a five-minute videotape as those children were being treated. once again very difficult to listen to. also earlier this morning we heard from two men who were from those villages where sergeant robert bales committed those killings, both of them with horrific testimony. one describing he going to his cousin's house and finding 11 members of a single family killed, what he described as piled bo and we expect them to have to do this at this point why he did wd he. he has, however, confessed to those 16 killings and man
Al Jazeera America
Aug 21, 2013 2:00am EDT
stories. hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. [♪ music ] >> major developments out of japan regarding the water leak out of the fukushima water plant. the warning has been raised from the level one to a level three. the level three category means the exposure is ten times the amount for workers. they have not issued a warning of this time since the reactor meltdowns from the su tsunami of 2011. does this leak pose an immediate threat to anyone? >> well, certainly the nuclear regulational authority thinks it does. they describe this as a deepening cri
ABC
Aug 13, 2013 5:30am EDT
texas father said he heard coming from his child's bedroom and this can serve as warn warning to all parents out there. also, one person is dead and cars and homes damage and destroyed. this is a horrible scene coming out of colorado. many scenes like this could be feared for days to come for what's being done to clean up good morning maryland continues in a moment. news time 5:34. so you can get cash back on all your purchases. so you can use your cash back... to follow your dream. so you... can save the day. chase freedom. so you can. >>> a veg story those living in pigtown are angry after the neighborhood is hit by what they say is a pair of burglars. the crimes are so upsetting the neighbors because they say police are slow to respond to the calls and abc2 news roosevelt leftwich is live counsel town-- downtown with more. they are exactly. in fact it's been a week of frustration for people-- they are talking about police not responding for hours. >> reporter: exactly in fact it's been a week of frustration for the people they know the people who have done it. the homeowner says s
Al Jazeera America
Aug 29, 2013 2:00am EDT
jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. [[voiceover]] every sunday night, al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>thank god i didn't suffer what he had to go through. next sunday, the premiere of google and the world brain. >>this is the opportunity of our generation. [[voiceover]] it would be the world's greatest library under one digital roof. but at what cost? >>google could hold the whole world hostage. [[voiceover]] al jazeera america presents google and
Al Jazeera America
Aug 23, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. not only cancer, but brain cancer. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. ♪ >>> welcome back let's recap our top stories. the white house reiterated that president obama does not expect to send u.s. troops to syria, and the un says one million syrian children are now refugees because of the conflict. in lebanon at least 37 people are dead, and hundreds are injured after explosions happened after morning prayer. >>> and a jury has resumed deliberations in the court-martial of nidal hasan. he pass
ABC
Aug 21, 2013 6:30am EDT
center in texas. biden felt weak and disoriented after driving to indiana for a family vacation. this is not the first health scare for beau biden who became delaware's attorney general in 2007. after a mild stroke in may of 2010 he spent a week at the hospital and more than a month recuperating at home. >>> health problems that forced aretha franklin from attend an event in chicago. major league baseball was set to honor her as the beacon of change honor row. she says she's unable to travel. she has refused to be more specific about the ailments. . >>> a live look downtown right now, gfor the 7:00 hour. many of you getting ready to head out the door. how's it going to look all day? >> charley we have some changes coming in the forecast for you. and i'm speaking of a nice cooldown across the area. stick around for that coming up. >> here's a look at the fog on 83. i'll show you what the other main lines look at and bring you the latest drive times coming up after the break. and you could save hundreds." call or click today. with everything. no. no no no no no. mommy's here. but
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 4:00pm EDT
oil eight times over. sure there is speculation in all this. >> thank you. measles outbreak in a texas megachurch has spread to 21 people. health officials in the state are trying to contain the outbreak by hosting vaccination clinics. all the cases are linked to the eagle mountain international church in ne new nework, texas. we spoke with the director for the centers of decease control and prevention about the outbreak. robert joins us live from inside the cdc, heads quarters in atlanta, and what was said to you, robert? >> reporter: tony, good to be here. i can say this coming from inside the cdc here there is concern, so much that the director, dr. thomas freedan was made available to us. here's exactly what he told us. >> even though we have >> the problem is with the situation in texas according to health officials most people were not immunized. the video is that you have folks four months to 44 years who now have the measles disease, and the cdc is concerned as well as people on the ground there. >> robert, thank you. >>> some people call it gray hound therapy or patient dumpin
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. >> just eight months after the school massacre at sandy who can elementary, there's been another school shooting, a gunman walked into an atlanta area elementary school firing shots. the school's bookkeeper managed to get him to surrender. parts of their incredible conversation were captured on a newly released 911 call. we have more. >> antoine tuft. >> he went outside and started shooting. >> can you get somewhere safe? >> i've got to go. call me back. >> instead of fleeing, the school bookkeeper stayed to talk to the suspected shooter, 20-year-old michael brandon hill. >> i want to let you know that you do not try to harm me or do anything, that doesn't make any difference, you didn't hit anybody. >> school children rushed to safety. police say the shooter entered the academy on thursday at noon, carrying 500 rounds of ammunition and an a.k.47 assault style rifle. the gunman told tuft he was off his medications and had nothing to live for. after firing rounds at police. tuft asked
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 3:00am EDT
say the same? and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. what happens when social media uncovers unheard, fascinating news stories? >>they share it on the stream. >>social media isn't an afterthought. it drives discussion across america. >>al jazeera america social media community, on tv and online. >>this is your outlet for those conversations. >>post, upload, and interact. >>every night, share undiscovered stories. be and let me just show you what 13,000 people living under canvas looks like. they built this from scratch. the camp need clean water, sanitation. there is a lot that stil
ABC
Aug 8, 2013 5:30am EDT
headlines. one an army major accused of gunning down soldiers in fort hood, texas. nidal hasan is facing a number of charges for the shooting that killed 13 and injured 32. his backup lawyers have now been asked to withdraw from the case. they say his son is working with the prosecution to achieve the death penalty. hasan is representing himself. he's asked few questions of the witnesses who saw the 2009 attacks. some of them who were shot by hasan. >>> in the meantime up to boston we go where the jury is still deliberating in the racketeering trial of james "whitey" bulger. the jury must sort through stacks of evidence, including crime scene photos, forensic images, guns, even bulger's informant file. the alleged mob boss is accused of 19 murders along with a number of counts of extors torgs and money laundering. >>> the maryland general assembly created a task force on juvenile court jurisdiction. they're meeting today and the whole reason is is to begin looking at the laws on dealing with young criminals, including how to reduce the number of kids in adult detention centers and
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 6:00pm EDT
department moves to sue texas, saying it discriminates against minority voters. >>> the wildfire burning near yosemite national park has more than tripled in the last day, and the work to put it out is just getting started. ♪ >> there has been international outrage over yesterday's chemical weapons attack in syria. hundreds of residents were killed, victims, they say, of toxic nerve gas. and some first responders in syria died after treating victims. the aledged attack happened in a suburb of damascus. president obama has directed the intelligence community to gather information about the use of chemical weapons in syria. we want to warn you, some of the video we are about to show you is graphic, and we have selected images we thought were appropriate to air. >> reporter: a day after hundreds of syrians including women and children were killed or injured, a search among the dead for missing relatives. more than is 1300 people died after government forces used chemical weapons in a number of areas. an accusation strongly denied by the government. the french government demanding some sor
ABC
Aug 23, 2013 6:30am EDT
announced thursday it's-- it's going to sue texas over the id laws in the state requiring voters to show proper identification before getting in the voting booth. the justice department claims the law discriminates against minorities and serves as an impassable roadblock violating the 14th and 15th amendments. in a statement eric holder says we will not allow the supreme court decision to be interpreted as open season for states to pursue mer yews that suppress voting rights. -- measures to suppress voting rights. in a separate case the justice department will file a motion to intervene in a lawsuit challenging texas' redistricting laws. >>> bradley manning says he felt he has been a female since childhood and he wants people to now refer to him as chelsea. the former army intelligence analyst returned to fort leavenworth on thursday to serve out a 35 year sentence for leaking classified documents. military says they will not provide him with hormones necessary to change his gender but manning's attorney deman the prison give it to him. >> if they don't i will do everything in my power t
ABC
Aug 22, 2013 6:30am EDT
death sentence. >>> in austin, texas, a man is charged with trying to crash a plane by working to open the emergency exits while it was in the air. the airtran flight from baltimore made an emergency landing in memphis on monday. randolph robinson is charged with attempting to damage an aircraft. the indictment says robinson's actions forced flight attendants to physically remove him from the doors. no one on board that plane was hurt. >>> delaware attorney general bo biden is in great shape and will be discharged from the hospital today. vice president joe biden says his son has had a successful medical procedure at a cancer center in houston, texas. he is being evaluated after becoming weak and disoriented last week. there's no word now on what that procedure was. >>> more affordable college education, that's the focus of a two-day bus tour by president barack obama that kicks off today. the president will visit schools in new york and pennsylvania to push through a number of proposals aimed at curbing the rising and higher costs of higher education. the president says pricey tuition
Al Jazeera America
Aug 24, 2013 1:00pm EDT
dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> welcome back to al jazeera. you've been watching coverage of the 50th anniversary of the march in washington. to other stories. >>> president obama is meeting with security advisers at the white house to discuss the u.s. response to alleged chemical weapons attack in syria. just this morning, a medical group with doctors without borders say they have streete td 1300 people from toxic poison. mike, these pictures, they're striking. every time you see them. the pictures of these victims, we're tr
Al Jazeera America
Aug 22, 2013 1:00pm EDT
department going to court today on the texas voter i.d. law. according to attorney general eric holder, the doj will argue the texas law is discriminatory based on race. >>> and the owners of japan's troubled fukushima nuclear plant say they need outside help. the alert level set to be raised to level 3, the highest since the earthquake and tsunami. >>> and ear' looking at showers and storms across the northwest giving rain and lightning on some very dry ground. so we'll take the rain but the lightning causing problems with the fire situation and wind picking up as well. a little rain in idaho, montana, western wyoming but the southwest not getting any rain at all as these showers are pushing to the north. there is what is left of the typhoon over china causing a lot of flooding in the philippines and dropping a lot of rain over the region. not a lot of rain in the northeast but heavier showers around new jersey, moving through new york. this will cause the temperatures to drop a bit. once the rain moves out, cooler airs moves in. across the southeast, gulf moisture giving showers and
Al Jazeera America
Aug 27, 2013 11:00am EDT
lethal injection. a jury in texas is hearing more testimony in the penalty phase of nidal hasan. heidi joe castro joins us live from fort hood, texas. what are they saying, what are you hearing? >> hey, del, we're finding out why yesterday court was mysteriously dismissed early. apparently hasan has personal hygienish yous that prevented him from being present [ technical difficulties ] he was paralyzed from the chest down as a result of being taken down during the shooting, and he depends on caretakers for his every need. in court this morning he was back, and he was his usual no emotion or reforce face. and meanwhile we're hearing more emotional testimony from the government's witnesses. one of the survivors who was shot twice by hasan. he talked about how his military career was ended by those injuries, and even today with his ptsd, he can't go into a pharmacy, because the chairs lined up in the waiting area take him right back to the day of the shooting. we also heard from a witness who talked about her young daughter who wanted to join the army to take down bin laden, her d
Al Jazeera America
Aug 31, 2013 8:00am EDT
football writer for yahoo sports. >> texas a&m comes into this year having already lost a lot of dies and johnny has had a really tough off season. so it's going tock interesting to see how texas a&m jells together. how manzel shakes off this rough off season. can he concentrate on football after everything he has been through? after partying winning the heisman, all this new celebrity and fame, and i think that's what people are most excited to see, is whether johnny can be the excitable player that everybody saw last year, and not be kind of the poster boy for a heisman fail. as he has been this off season. i think what we saw from the s exc already this weekend, proves that this is going to be a formidable conference. you saw vandy, and olemiss play a nail biter, which was really exciting and those aren't even two of top in the conference, i expect a lot out of alabama. i think they are going to show they are the most come innocence team in the conference, it could be kind of violent, and kind of exciting to watch if you are an alabama fan. if you are a person that wants to see the
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Aug 26, 2013 1:00pm EDT
situation in syria in 50 minutes from now. a jury in texas is wrestling with the fate of a mass murderer as the sentencing phase begins for army major nadal hassan. hassan was convicted in the army shooting spree that took place in 2009. 13 people were killed and 40 people were injured. the sentencing phase is expected to last two to three days and the jury will hear impact statement from those who were impacted by the mass shooting. we go to a military prosecutor and law professor o, thank you r being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> do you think hassan is going to get the death penalty? >> well, in my opinion the case for the death penalty is very compelling. there is uncontested proof of his mass murder, and what we're seeing today is presentation of evidence that indicates how devastating these crimes were to the victims and the victims' families. that's the standard we use to decide whether or not to ajudge death. it only takes one no-vote, and he will not be sentenced to death. >> this seems perfunctory but they still refer to hassan as major. will they strip him of
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Aug 22, 2013 11:00am EDT
grocery bill? can rare minerals in china affect your cell phone bill? or how a hospital in texas could drive up your healthcare premium? i'll make the connections from the news to your money real. my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas, and i'm an associate producer for america tonight. i grew up in a very large, loud indian family. they very much taught me how to have a voice, and from a very young age i loved writing, and i love being able to tell other people stories. the way to do good journalism is to really do your research, to know your story, to get the facts right, and to get to know the people involved in your story. america tonight and al jazeera america, it's a perfect place for that to happen. >> welcome back. let's recap our top stories. there are new calls for the united nations to take action following an alleged toxic attack by the syrian government. officials there deny the military use chemical weapons. >>> former president hosni mubarak was released from prison. he was flown to a hospital and when he leaves the hospital he'll be put under hous
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Aug 31, 2013 4:00pm EDT
past few years, production has doubled in south texas. and job creation continues to rise. tom ackerman reports. >> it's midday in the once sleepy center of nixon, texas. not so long ago, this was a quiet farming town. now it's a literal crossroad of the oil and gas drilling boom in south texas. that has been again for the family restaurant run by dates e rojas. she has been drawn to an area where spanish is heard nearly as often as english. >> we have benefitted quite a bit because we have a lot of oil companies, and they have helped us, as well as other businesses in nixon. a lot of people are moving here from all over texas. >> it's been more than a sentence tree since texas saw its first oil gusher making america the world's leading producer until it was eclipsed by the middle east. but with new hydraulic fracturing technology, drillers are exploiting the state's deep shale oil and gas deposits as never before. >> in the past three years, texas has doubled crude production, a sharp referenceable from two decades of falling output. if it were considered an independent nation, texas w
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Aug 31, 2013 7:00am EDT
- ideas, invention, life. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. welcome pack. the crisis in syria continues to lead our news at this hour. u.n. chemical weapons inspectors are now in lebanon. the convoy arrived there early this morning hours after completing their investigation. they are findings are expected to take a couple of weeks. we cannot accept a world where innocent civilians are gassed on a terrible scale. >> president obama suggests the u.s. must take action the syria. today he will make th
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Aug 26, 2013 7:00am EDT
at fort hood texas. now a jury is going to determine if nadal hassan gets the death sentence. ♪ theme >> that attack on the u.n. convoy coming as the obama administration said there is very little doubt that chemical weapons were used by the syrian government in an attack on their own people last week near damascus. it was the single deadliest event in the civil war. the entire world is watching the events in syria as the u.n. prepares to investigate the attack site. u.s. and european leaders are already saying it may be too little, too late. it is worried the evidence will be corrupt. officials from around the globe are meeting in jordan to discuss the crisis. although that meeting was set before last week's attack, officials say that syria is at the top of the their agenda. the very late evident, we return to david jackson, joining us from beirut. the u.s. is saying it is too little, too late. what are they saying in syria? >> well, that has been the outlook all around, no question about it. it's all about too late, too late. every nation that is gathered in jordan for the meeting o
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Aug 24, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, stop the madness in north carolina and texas, keep dreaming. keep treatmenting on th dreaminn poverty, keep dreaming. >> their march is now our march, and it must go on. our focus has broadened to include the cause of women, of latinos, of asian americans, of lesbians, of gays, of people with disabilities, and of countless others across this great country who still yearn for equality, opportunity, and fair treatment. >> what has been accomplished and where do we go from this point forward. >> reporter: the widow of slain activist medgar evers calling on supporters to flip the meaning of stand your ground laws. >> stand your ground in terms of fighting for justice and equality. >> king's son, martin luther king iii also addressed the crowd. >> this is not the time for nostalgic commemoration or self congratulatory celebration. the task is not done. the journey is not complete. we can and we must do more. >> the reverend al sharpton was the keynote speaker and talked about the political issues facing minor today including the recent supreme court ruling that eliminated key provisions of
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Aug 23, 2013 7:00am EDT
the entire thing. can congress say the same? hi, my name is jonathan betz, and i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. i started in a small television station in rural arkansas. it's a part of the country that often gets overlooked. but there are a lot of fascinating people there, a lot of fascinating stories there. i like that al jazeera will pay attention to those kinds of places. what drew me to journalism is i like the idea that we are documenting history. al jazeera documents it like none other. and to be a journalist, and to be part of a team like that? that's an incredible blessing. >> welcome back, i'm richelle carey, these are our top stairs. international outrage is building as a civil war rages in syria. russia is calling on the syrian government to allow u.n. inspectors to investigate a suspected chemical attack that killed hundreds. the country's refugee crisis has reached a milestone with, an estimated 1 million children have been forced to flee. california's governor declared a state of emergency in responsibility to a wildfire burning near yos
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Aug 27, 2013 11:00pm EDT
convicted of killing 13 people in a shooting rampage in texas. the court is now in recess. closing arguments will be expected on wednesday. >>> part of southern california has been dealing with flash floods. heavy rains dropped as much as two inches in just under an hour in some regions. one elderly woman was killed monday when her vehicle was caught in a flash flood. >>> high winds and drenching rains from tropical depression ferdinand have left at least 13 people dead in mexico. more than 200 people have been evacuated. ferdinand has now weakened as it moves through southern texas. >>> and the city of phoenix was hit by a dust storm on monday. winds pushed the cloud into t city. arizona's monsoon season has produced massive dust storms in recent years. >>> the united states is sending a special envoy to north korea to try to free an american citizen. in april, a court sentenced kenny bay to 15 years of hard labor. the white house says they are deeply concerned about the welfare of bay and has urged the north korean government to send him know. florence this is the first public tr
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Aug 29, 2013 6:00pm EDT
two biggest game, you have to beat georgia and then that huge game later. no lsu, and no texas a&m on the schedule this year. so south carolina again to take that next step, they have to win the east, get to the title game, and then face the winner of the west, which most people think will likely be alabama. >> the one player that all comes to the forefront of everybody's mind. mainly considered to be the best overall player. some people say he should be in contention for the heisman. carl woodson of michigan the only defensive player to win back in 1997, but remember woodson was also a returner, so he did some things offensively for that michigan team as well. but clownny, 6'6", 274, defensive end, all-american gets into the backfield so quickly, he disrupted everything. georgia says you essentially can't politic the die with only one person, so clownny in the spotlight tonight, as he will be all year and probably in that heisman race. may have a seat in new york. >> rare that the defensive players. >> columbia in south carolina. >> including top seeded serena williams. he wins easil
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Aug 25, 2013 12:00pm EDT
unarmed soldiers in fort hood, texas. >>> and former egyptian president ho*eub goes back to court amidst growing sectarian tension across egypt. >>> and the attorney general wants to haul donald trump into court. the charge? bad business. >>> and stay with us, more news and weather after the break. al jazeera america presents gripping films from the world's top documentary directors. >>> welcome back to al-jazeera, i'm dell walters. against the back drop of sectarian violence and rising tensions, former president hosni mubarak was back in court today, facing charges for failing to stop the killing of some 900 protestors back in the airplane spring of 2011. previously he was convicted of the chargers and imprisoned for life but today his sentence was appealed. he served as vice-president to egyptian president anwar sadat and then became president. in january 2011, anti-protestors took to the streets to demand his resignation. he stepped down one month later. in june 2012, he was sentenced to life in prison for his role in the killing of demonstrators during the uprising and then ea
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Aug 23, 2013 2:00am EDT
, stephanie. >> challenging the voter i.d. law in texas, eric holder says the law violates the voter right act. he said it was adopted expres expresscilexpresslyto make it dr minority and non-english speaking voters to vote. >>> nadal hassan passed on his final chance to address the jury. he could get the death penalty for shooting and killing 13 fellow soldiers in 2009. >>> the soldier accused of killing afghan civilians is on trial, sergeant robert bales gave his apology. >> i wish i could take it back, said sergeant bales. i wish i could take it back, but i can't. speaking in a low halting voice bales apologized to the families of the afghan civilians that he murderedded, and said that he disgraced his own family. his voice wavered when he spoke. what i did was an act of cowardice behind a mask of bravado. he's accused of killing 16 afghan civilians during a nighttime shooting spree in march of 2012. he does not face the death penalty for those crimes, and is trying to avoid life in prison without the possibility of parole. bales did not describe his actions in detail. he said he had as
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Aug 26, 2013 12:00pm EDT
. >> nadal hassan is back in texas. the sentencing phase of his trial begins today. >>> out of control wildfires are spreading across california. they've already burned 225,000 square miles. that plays is edging close to a reservoir where san francisco gets it's drinking water. at least six people are dead in a derailed freight train in mexico. 250 migrants were on board hitching a ride to the u.s. border. >> reporter: this train has long been the only way illegal migrants could hope to start a new life. nicknamed the beast the cargo train is meant to transport goods. but many migrants have gone on board using it to claim a new life in the united states. for some those dreams now have been lost. >> the train was going very fast, and when it started to break it went off the rails, and people began to jump. >> reporter: the beast was traveling through the southern state when it came off the rails. it's a remote part of mexico, and ambulances couldn't get through by rode. people scrambled to reach those trapped in the wreckage until rescue teams arrived by helicopter. >> we found bodies o
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Aug 24, 2013 11:00pm EDT
constitutional right to the vote, dmierth line a and texas keep dreaming, revive the war on poverty. keep dreaming, to go from stop and frisk to stop and employ, educate, stop and house. >> as we gather today, 50 years later, there their march is now our march and it's to go on. >> merley evers williams also focus on the future singling out the controversy surrounding the stand your ground laws and calling on supporters to flip the meaning of those laws. >> stand your ground in terms of fighting for justice and equality. >> martin luther king iii also address the crowd >> this is not the time for nostalgic commemoration or for self congratulatory celebration. the task is not done. the journey is not completely. we can and we must do more. >> the reverend al sharpton was the keynote speaker and talked about the political issues facing minorities today, including the recent supreme court ruling that eliminated key provisions of the landmark voting rights act of 1965. >> we earned the right to vote with protest and we will regain what we lost in the supreme court. we'll protest with a
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Aug 25, 2013 11:00pm EDT
facts. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >> slfrn look for broadway. julie harris was 87 years old. her career expand nearly 60 years. she started in "east of eden" and t"the last of mrs. lincoln." there is a church in new orleans that played a special role in the civil rights movement and in launching martin luther king, jr., as a national leader. as robert ray reports, parishioners have been remembering the man and his mention. >> at new zion baptist church, pastor cs gordon preached his mess
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Aug 25, 2013 1:00pm EDT
be executed by the u.s. for the shooting spree of unarmed soldiers in 2009 in fort hood texas. >>> hosni mubarak called to court as tensions continue across egypt. and people return to iraq, those gassed by chemical weapons there. that story when we return. >>> and the heat wave continues with few breaks. mission. >> there's more to america, more stories, more voices, more points of view. now there's are news channel with more of what americans want to know. >> i'm ali velshi and this is "real money." this is "america tonight." sglovrjs our -- >> our news coverage reveal more of america's stories. >>> welcome back to al-jazeera. i'm del walters. there are more accusations by snowden on nsa spying. he says 450 communications from the u.n. headquarters were also compromised. and at this hour, a train has derailed in russia -- mexico injuring commuters but it can not be determined what caused the derailment. >>> the trial of hosni mubarak was adjourned until september 14th. here is jonathan betz with more on the court hearings today. >> two big stories here in court today concern
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Aug 20, 2013 11:00pm EDT
that next. my name is jonathan betz. i'm from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. more news. ♪ >>> force feeding the prisoners on a hunger strike. sit turning a peaceful protest to a violent one. thousands of inmates sto stoppen early july. only if a few still refuse but as from san francisco, a federal judge's order may mean they've got no choice. >> reporter: u.s. district court had an ruling on monday that allows the corrections to force feed or refeed 70 of the 100 oh inmates who have refused all meals in the last 44 days. norma
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Aug 22, 2013 11:00pm EDT
from dallas, texas, and i'm an anchor for al jazeera america. >>my name is ranjani chakraborty, i'm from houston, texas. >>i'm kim bondy. >>nicole deford. >>and i'm from new orleans. >>san francisco, california. when i was a little kid, i just really loved the news. >>news was always important in my family. >>i knew as a kid that was exactly what i wanted to do. >>i learned to read by reading the newspaper with my great-grandfather every morning. >>and i love being able to tell other people stories. >>this is it, i want to be a part of this. >>this is what really drove me to al jazeera america. >>> the american soldier responsible for killing 16 afghan civilians is apologizing. robert bales took the stand in the sentencing phase of his military trial, and rob reynolds reports on his apology, and what it means for his case. >> reporter: i wish i could take it back, but i can't. speaking in a low, halting voice, bales apologized to the families of the african civilians he murdered, and said he disgraced his own family. what i did was an act of cowardous bales concluded, behind a mask
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Aug 27, 2013 8:00pm EDT
was convictof killing 13 people at a shooting rampage at a texas military base. closing arguments are expected wednesday. then juriors will be deciding between death and life in prison. hydey zhou-castro is on scene. >> they were back in court today, asking the judge to allow them to take the reins away from this self destructive client. hasan objected to that and ultimately the judge declined the counsel's motion. now, there was a lot of moving testimony throughout day from the survivors and the family members of the 13 people that hasan killed. we heard from a mother who lost her 29-year-old daughter. we heard from a husband who, after losing his wife, said he turned to alcohol to dull his pain and even now when he gets the coins from his aa meetings he goes to her grave site and he presents her with those coins. not a dry eye in the courtroom except for of that nidal hasan. so the injury once they -- so the jury once they begin deliberating won't have much to say. i believe counsel put it best, when life is not a consideration, then there is only death. interheidi zhou castro repor
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Aug 23, 2013 2:00pm EDT
fort hood, texas for us. bring us up to speed with what happened in the verdict. >> reporter: sure. this community has been waiting almost four years for this conviction, and when it came, there was no surprise to anyone. hasan acted as his own attorney through this court-martial, and systematically tried to condemn himself from day one. his opening statement was, quote, i am the shooter, then he declined to present any defense witnesses, and gave no closing argument at all. you contrast that to the government's case, they presented 89 witnesses, including the 32 people who hasan attempted to kill. they filed past hasan in court. many looked at him in the eye, all of them said he was the shooter. so undeniable facts in this case. again, a conclusion of 13 counts of guilty for premeditated murder, not a surprise to anyone. >> perhaps you can explain to us the huge controversy which surrounded this trial about the question of whether or not he should be labeled as a terrorist in a way we don't see in other trials, one example being robert bales who is on trial for killing afghan civi
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Aug 26, 2013 11:00pm EDT
, made its way into texas. right now looking too bad, this evening, 84° in dallas, san antonio, down to about 77°, look at your five day forecast going all the way to labor day weekend. temperatures in dallas are going to be hitting the triple digits for wednesday, thursday, friday, sunny skies on saturday unfortunately that is going to be consistent probably even into the beginning of the week. we are watching some thunderstorms develop across the northern plains, some will be severe. that is going to be the temperature as well, minneapolis is at 88° and we don't expect those temperatures to go down any time soon. that's a look at your national weather. have a good night. >> welcome to sarlz, i'm john siegenthaler. here are the headlines. the white house says it has postponed a meeting with syria, appropriate response to a chemical weapons attack. earlier the secretary of state said the attack was a moral obscenity and all signs point to the assad regime. syria has denied using chemical weapons. >>> back at the site of the suspected chemical attack, one day the inspectors were dri
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